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Tennessee — One parent was outraged after she said she saw a pentagram on a school bus.

She said she has the photograph to prove it.

A Tennessee mom said she was so shocked that she snapped a photo of the brake light on a school bus at a bus stop in Tennessee.

“Anyone who fears a God, if not God and Jesus Christ, should be outraged,” said the concerned mom, whose identity is being withheld following death threats.

She said it is appalling that the brake lights are shaped like a pentagram, which is an upside down, five-pointed star.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary said the pentagram is often used as a magic or religious symbol.

“If you can’t put a cross on there, you cannot put a pentagram on it,” the mother said.

She said that last month Walgreens had pulled wrapping paper from its shelves because the images appeared to be swastikas.

“People should be upset if that is against their feelings, religions, etc.,” said Connie Shepard.

Others said they only saw brake lights, nothing else.

Jo Applewhite has been practicing Wicca for 16 years and said the pentagram is the religion’s cross or Star of David.

“Wiccans, we believe in God, we believe in Jesus, but we don’t call him God,” Applewhite said.

She won’t deny the symbol is used by Satanists, but said it is also used for God.

“Find out what it really means before you start getting riled up and all worked up about something,” she said.

Either way, the parent said the light sends the wrong signal and she wants them changed.



  • Heather

    That woman needs educated I don’t believe it’s anything more then a light but pentagrams are not satanic some use them for that reason but Christians also use the symbol to represent the wounds of Christ and others also use it to represent elements or senses but in any case a pentagram never has any power unless you put power into it and what kind not to mention their is such a thing as a simple star shape lol

  • OneMan'sOpinion

    Please go in your home and lock the doors and windows and stay there for eternity. Why is this sort of stuff is enabled through the media?

  • ED Laucks

    Come on people! Get serious! This is totally ridiculous! This woman has an over active imagination! Just like the woman who says she saw a swastika on the Christmas wrapping paper. The design was like a puzzle maze! Nothing more! Isn’t it time to worry about more important things in society? These people were just looking for their 15 minutes of fame! Let’s grow up, huh!

  • Cathleen Daum

    Really? I drive a school bus, and I have to check those light 3 times a day! I never thought they looked like that.. Some people I guess want attention.

  • The Lone Wulf

    It’s a standard 10 LED light cluster in a star pattern for relatively even light dispersal. Looks more to me like someone seeing what they WANT to see.

  • poppetlila

    For the record, in Wicca we call our symbol a pentacle not pentagram. And our star is not upside down, so the “Wiccan who has been practicing for 16 years” needs to get her information correct. Also we do not worship “God” we worship the god and goddess.

  • kara

    This woman seems to see the bad in everything. Even the swastika didnt start out bad.this lady needs to get a life.

  • Sweet pea

    Come on! Really! Getting worked up over a stupid light cover that probably wasn’t intentionally shaped like a pentagram. It’s probably just the way it reflects off of the grooves and in the light cover.

  • ToddinPA

    I don’t know if there was a pentagram in the lights or not, but some of this article and some of these replies are insane. Jo Applewhite needs to know what she is talking about before she speaks instead of trying to be a spokesperson for her religion and get her 15 minutes of fame. The Star of David and a pentagram are NOT the same thing. As far as Heather’s reply, anyone who says that a Christian uses a pentagram to represent the wounds of Christ, has no idea what they are talking about either. If somone who calls themselves a Christian is using a pentagram, then they are only Christian by title.

  • Eric

    This lady… I’m telling ya. She is the definite reason why no one can ever be their own person without being called certain things. Satanic lights? On a school bus? Really, lady? Haha. Insane. You know, I don’t mind people having a religion. but when they jump to things like this crap-o-la, it really makes me rethink my thoughts on people with religion. Does she really think that these people meant to make the lights look like a “satanic star”? No, the lights are made in a star pattern for effective light dispersion so people can see the lights on the school bus. What’s she wanting to turn it into? A cross? A heart? A dog? No matter what way you turn it, it’s going to be some sort of star. What an idiot.

    • king ruddy

      Within your defense ,did you stockpile supplies for Doomsday,you will waste your time and money if you are blemished with #666 !

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